Monkey Rock

FROM DARTMOOR TO AFRICA

Monkey Rock (1995) began life as The Primates, a play originally written by Mark Beeson in 1983 with the stage in mind but adapted for radio and broadcast as an afternoon play, directed by Richard Wortley, on BBC Radio 4 in 1985. The Primates became Monkey Rock with the addition of a significant number of teenage characters, and was performed by MED Theatre in Manaton, Moretonhampstead, Dunsford and Leusdon halls. It was the last of MED Theatre’s big cast, end-on verse comedies (The Swallows, The Green Woman, The Salmon, The Bees, and The Wilderness were the others).